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Can You Recommend a Good Home Pest Inspector/Expert Near Brattleboro?

I specifically need a "wood-boring insect specialist" to evaluate and potentially treat an area that may or may not have carpenter ants. Would love to hear of others' experiences with this in Brattleboro -- recommendations welcome if you've hired them and been happy with the results! Thanks.

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The Body Portrait Project

If you are a woman over 50 years old and considered 'plus size' ( size 14 +) you are invited to participate in a nationwide project;

The Body Portrait Project is a series of interviews with women who don't fit the traditional model of beauty. It offers an opportunity for women to tell their stories and talk about how they view their bodies; how those views have impacted their lives and to celebrate all the incredible things our bodies can do - regardless of age or size.

Do you know that 67.8% of all women in the United States are considered "plus size"? Half of those women are 50 years old and older. Women that fall into those categories- over 50 and plus size- are invisible in society and certainly in the fashion/media worlds. Being able to put a voice and a face to those hundreds of thousands of women is an important step not only in the battle for equality in all areas but in the very necessary movement to empower women to embrace and appreciate their bodies and be more self confident and comfortable in their skin.

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Sock the Homeless!

You can make a difference this winter! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community's Social Action Committee is holding its first annual sock drive. Sock a homeless person this season! 

Did you know that socks are the most needed and least donated item to the homeless in the winter months? Many of us don't take the time to think about homeless people walking all day, but for the most part that is exactly what they do. They need socks. Lots of socks.

Socks will be given out each month when BAJC serves at the Overflow Shelter. Socks will be collected & distributed through April of 2017. WE HAVE GIVEN OUT ALMOST 100 PAIRS SO FAR!

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Bagels and Blocks - A Jewish-Based Drop-in Playgroup

Make new friends while having fun with your child! , Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to offer a Jewish-based drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers (0-5 years). Bagels and Blocks is a facilitated parenting group as well as an activity group for babies and toddlers. These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, snacks, and free play.

Our next playgroup is February 5th from 1-3pm Playgroups will be on take place the 1st Sunday of the month from 1-3pm

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VFW Lunch Specials Jan. 30th to Feb. 3rd

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438.

Mon - homemade chicken cordon bleu w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues - hot dogs w/ homemade baked beans
Wed - lasagna w/ salad & garlic bread
Thur - shepards pie w/ roll
Fri - spinach shrimp alfredo

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

FEBRUARY  BREAKFAST MENUS

February 3rd – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

February 7th – Vegetable Frittata, Home Fries, Muffin, Fruit, Juice & Coffee

February 10th – Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 30 to February 3

 

January 30 - Roast Turkey

Mashed Red Skin Potato w/Gravy

Steamed Asparagus

Mandarin Oranges

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Dump Trump - President Pence?

I hear calls to "Dump Trump" and wonder - is this what is really wanted? If Trump goes, we have President Pence.

Is that truly the preference? If not, what's the follow-up plan?

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers

Brattleboro, Vermont. On Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Brattleboro Area Hospice & the VT Alzheimer’s Association will host Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers. The event will take place at the Gathering Place at 30 Terrace St. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Communication is more than just talking and listening—it’s about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their disease process and the ability of words is lost, families and caregivers need new ways to connect. Join us for this free program as we explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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VFW Lunch Specials 1-23 to 1-27

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438.

Mon - homemade sloppy joes w/ onion rings
Tues - fried chicken breast w/ mashed potato, gravy & veg
Wed - country style ribs w/ macaroni salad
Thur - turkey dinner w/ mashed potato, gravy, vegetable, stuffing, cranberry sauce and roll
Fri - salmon pea wiggle

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